According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]
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I wanted to get a sense of what some of the most popular Mets bloggers, Mets personalities and Top Mets Tweeps thought about Sandy Alderson’s foray into Twitter. Most of the people who responded were very positive about it. Check it out… I love that Sandy is on twitter. It shows he can relate and […]
I read an interesting article at Baseball Prospectus by Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown, who sheds new light on some of complexities regarding the financial turmoil that has engulfed Mets ownership in the aftermath of the Madoff scandal. Interestingly enough, Brown corroborates some of the things I’ve either speculated here on MMO as well as a few […]
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported today that the Mets are one of five teams waving the white flag. Here is the segment he wrote on the Mets… The Mets’ payroll has dropped roughly $50 million since this time last year. They lost popular shortstop Jose Reyes because they weren’t able to match the Marlins’ offer — a notion that […]
Mr. Met helps the load the truck for Port St. Lucie!! Next stop, Port St. Lucie, Florida. One more week until pitchers & catchers report!
Sports Radio 66 WFAN New York – the flagship station for New York Mets baseball – and the New York Mets today named play-by-play veteran Josh Lewin to the 2012 Mets radio broadcast team. Lewin will join Howie Rose in the booth. Lewin, 43, has 16 years of Major League Baseball broadcast experience, calling games […]
It looks like A.J. Burnett is on his way to the Pirates. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Pirates and Yankees have a framework for a possible A.J. Burnett deal in place. The deal is not done but the two teams have a lot of common ground and Pittsburgh is still the frontrunner. Yesterday, […]
Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke with Jason Bay and over the weekend and the Mets’ $66 million left-fielder sees a return to his 30-homer seasons despite his struggles the last two years. Now 33, Bay believes his troubles are not related to age or mechanics and attributes the problems to overthinking. “All those years I did […]
Soon after the Nationals snatched up left-handed hitting outfielder Rick Ankiel, the Mets pulled the plug on their quest to land a left-handed bat for the team. Ankiel had been high on their list and some reports even circulated that Sandy Alderson may have offered the one-time pitching phenom a minor league deal. Anyway, that […]
Thanks to our reader Hank Johnson who sent us the link this post by Joe Lucia of The Outside Corner, who calls himself a dreamer and articulates the Mets’ path to the World Series in 2012. You wanted optimism, right? It’s all part of a series he’s doing for all 30 teams – you see, Joe’s actually […]
As the official proclamation came down from Sandy Alderson that the Mets are pretty much done making anymore additions, I thought we’d have some fun. Me and a few of the guys (XtreemIcon, Jessep and Satish) thought it would be cool to do an “Over and Under” for the 2012 season. Don’t worry, it’s not […]